What are the costs for joining the team?
You must be a member of the Metro Rec Plex. Their fees can be found here.
Your monthly fee to be on the team is determined by the squad your swimmer is in. We have many to chose from and should have one that fits your needs from swimmers that want to swim year round to be better a summer swimming to those wanting to make the Olympics.
Winter Swim Fees 2017
||National Elite Squad
||High School Squad
||Age Group Squad
||Early Bird Squad
A description of the Squad levels can be found here.
There will also be the annual USA Swimming fee and meet fees.
Why are Pre-Team Fees higher than Squad 1 and 2?
We really want the swimmers to develop good swimming strokes. To do this we need a low swimmer to coach ratio. This low ratio gives your swimmer more attention and better stroke correction. We need to charge higher rates to be able to cover the cost of more coaches.
How did you set the fee structure?
Many factors went into setting our fee structure. If it is too low the team will not be around very long. Too high and it will limit the numbers of swimmers that sign up. After extensive research and running of the numbers, we decided the above fees were best for the team and the families. We are about 25% more than other local teams, but about 30% less than other USA Swimming only teams. We took into account that you must be a Metrorecplex member and the quality of the facilities we get to train in.
What if I have already paid my annual fee for USA Swimming?
There is a $1 fee, paid to Ozark Swimming, to transfer your USA Swimming registration to the Seahawks. This will be covered by the Seahawks.
Will there be a multi swimmer discount?
YES! We have 3 swimmers ourselves and know how the costs can add up.
- Child 1 - Full Price
- Child 2 - 5% Discount
- Child 3 - 10% Discount
- Child 4 - 15% Discount
- Child 5+ - Free
What meet fees will we have to pay?
Meet fees are set by the hosting team and will vary from meet to meet.
When will billing start for the new team?
We are still getting everything setup with our billing system. We will start practice May 1st, but billing will not start till 1 June for the month of June. So you are basically getting the month of May free while we work everything out.
What if I need financial support to be able to afford the team fees?
We will have a scholarship program for those that need help. A scholarship form will be out shortly, in the meantime you can talk to Kirsty about your needs. We want every swimmer to be able to swim regardless of financial situation.
How much fund raising will I have to do?
That is a good question. Most teams have a lot of fundraising and the Seahawks might not be any different. Our goal is to get alumni, local companies and people that just want to support the Seahawks to donate $25, $50, $100 or even $1,000/month. Knowing this money will be there every month will help our team spend time on the swimmers not fundraising every chance we can. It will take a while to build up this type of support so we might have to have some dedicated fundraising events as we get started.